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Strandloper characters Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á [BOOKS] ⚡ Strandloper ✯ Alan Garner – Eyltransferservices.co.uk I sing the eagleBone of the Cloud The Clashing RockThe Hard DarknessIt hangs above the grave moundI sing dreamingWilliam Buckley was transported to Australia in 1801 He escaped and lived as an Aborigi IWilliam the Cheshire bricklayer and William the Aboriginal spiritual leader as William is true to his fate The result is extraordinar. This books showcases Garner's fascination with language with the incomprehensible with the direct experience of mythology It is very dreamy in places very difficult to pick reality from fantasydreamdelirium It was fascinating reading but I'm not sure I enjoyed it

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Transported to Australia in He escaped and lived as an Aborigine for thirty one years In this visionary novel Alan Garner is true to. Strandloper is a masterwork from one of the English language's most important writers After reading this one readers are advised to go on to Thursbitch and the allegedly for young readers Owl Service Stone Book uartet and Red Shift Garner is far significant than our literati have yet realized

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StrandloperI sing the eagleBone of the Cloud The Clashing RockThe Hard DarknessIt hangs above the grave moundI sing dreamingWilliam Buckley was. A short novel very loosely based on the experiences of William Buckley a British man transported to Australia who lived among the Aborigines there It's an impressive piece of literature; but the ways in which Garner's tale differs from the historical events is very illuminating of Garner's concernsOne of the main themes of the book is drawing a parallel between the 'primitive' rituals and beliefs of the Aborigines and those of rural Britain this is done masterfully It's the sort of goal that described briefly sounds doubtful but Garner describes individuals whose ignorance from a modern perspective is shocking but does so in a way that gives a sense of a deep and abiding respect for human dignity This theme of rural ignorance tempered with an ancient dignity is also found in Garner's novel ThursbitchDoes it reflect reality That's another uestion Garner is deeply interested in linguistics and the power of language In his tale Buckley's 'crime' is accepting lessons in reading and writing from a local aristocrat's son In truth he was accused of receiving stolen goods and was illiterate throughout his long lifeGarner is also a folklorist specializing in the traditions of the British Isles The English village that he describes is suffused with 'pagan' rituals coexisting with Christianity The rhymes and language of these traditions as well as the dialect of the villagers is vivid the reader can practically hear the songs and the speech of the people This depiction's convincingness depends on showing a remote isolated population Buckley is described as never having been 10 miles from the place of his birth History records that on the contrary he'd been in the army fought in the Netherlands and was arrested in LondonThis is not to say that I appreciate any less a story which is in large part about the magic of words But Garner's 'wise fools' are in a way as mythical as the folkloric legends he studies The bittersweet romance of the story with Buckley being sustained by the token his sweetheart gave him and his dream of returning home to his true love is heartbreakingly effective The truth of course is that Buckley never returned to England nor was he ever so naive as to think that he would walk home through China But it makes a good tale; and rings true in the way that folk tales can often be true than history